Pear - Beurre Clairgeau

Beurre Clairgeau Pear

Pyrus communis
A good dual purpose variety but needing a warm location.

Origin: France 1830

Pollination:  Beurre Clairgeau is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Beurre Clairgeau Pear Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price* Sold out £17.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Beurre Clairgeau

Beurre Clairgeau pear was raised by Pierre Clairgeau, Nantes, France c 1830.

Large Conical fruit. Rough brownish yellow skin with orange-red flush and some brown russetting. Firm, white, granular flesh. Good sweet, musky flavour but needing a good summer to develop fully. Best grown in a warm sheltered position. Good for cooking.

Compact, upright, hardy, tree. Heavy and reliably cropper.




Main characteristics of Beurre Clairgeau

Use Dual Cul & Des
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Hardy

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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